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New Report: Six States Face Revenue Shortfalls in 2019 - A Marked Decrease from Previous Years

State budgets are in a strong position headed into 2019, with only six states projecting revenue shortfalls for the upcoming fiscal year. More than four times as many states faced budget deficits in 2018 and five times as many states did in 2017. A primary driver of...

How a Budget Becomes a Law

Budgets are the beating heart of state governmental process. They specify how money is spent, what taxes are levied, and where policy is headed in the future. They can inspire passionate debate or lead to years-long gridlock. Anyone looking to understand how politics...

Teacher Strikes: Making Fiscal Impossibilities Politically Possible

Education activists have descended on state capitals across the country to pressure lawmakers into appropriating more money for schools and teacher raises. Constituent groups trying to influence budget negotiations is nothing new, but these advocates have been singularly...

A Brief History of the Biggest State Tax Case in a Generation
Over the past few years, the MultiState Insider has written extensively about the proliferation of state activity to enhance the collection of state and local sales and use taxes (see here, here, here, here, and here). Hanging over all of these discussions, however, was...
MultiState's 2017 State Policy Review & 2018 Preview
This is an updated compilation of six separate posts the MultiState team has published over the past month reviewing the top state issues of 2017 and previewing what's ahead in 2018.

Budgets

At the start of 2017, MultiState found that 31 states were facing budget...
Twenty-Five States Face Revenue Shortfalls in 2018

Twenty-five states are currently facing a revenue shortfall, which is a marked improvement over our report from last year, when 31 states were in deficit. New additions to this year's list include Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, and New Jersey. Colorado,...

2017 State Policy Review: Budgets

This is the first in a series of posts wrapping up the top state issues of 2017 and previewing what's ahead in 2018. 

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